Finance Bigwig Mohamed El-Erian Says Bitcoin Is a Commodity

Bitcoin cannot be considered a currency, one of the world's most prominent financial commentators and institutional investors said. Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC that currencies normally serve as a store of...
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Shifting and Changing: Ethereum's Casper Code Takes Shape

Ethereum's leading effort to reimagine how nodes in a blockchain system come to agreement is slowly but surely advancing. At least that was the message front and center at Devcon3...
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Smarter Bug Bounties? Hydra Codes Creative Solution for Ethereum Theft

Can the right alignment of incentives encourage better blockchain bug reporting? That's the goal of Hydra , a new effort funded by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and...
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Ethereum Storage Network Swarm Enters Next Test Phase

Swarm, the decentralized storage branch of the ethereum network, will be launching its third proof-of-concept soon. In an interview with CoinDesk, swarm lead developer Viktor Tron said the proof-of-concept will...
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Credit Suisse CEO: Bitcoin the 'Very Definition of a Bubble'

You can count Credit Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam among those who think bitcoin is in a bubble. At a press conference today, the New York Times reports, the bank chief...
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Bitcoin Exchange Bribery Case Ends With 5-Year Jail Sentence

A New Jersey pastor convicted of accepting bribes from the now-defunct bitcoin exchange Coin.mx has been sentenced to five years in prison. Trevon Gross was charged in March 2016, with...
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US Government Arrests and Charges Alleged ICO Fraudster

A New York businessman accused of defrauding investors in connection with two initial coin offerings (ICOs) last month by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has been arrested. In a...
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'A Modest Proposal': Vitalik Unveils Multi-Year Vision for Ethereum

What do you do after you've created a multibillion-dollar cryptocurrency? A skinny, 23-year-old hacker in a green "Doge" t-shirt gave us an answer today. At ethereum's flagship conference, Devcon ,...
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Cornell Professor Claims Blockchain Advances with Thunder Token Debut

A Cornell computer science professor known for her work on the fundamentals of distributed systems is soon to launch a new blockchain project. Announced today at ethereum's annual developer conference,...
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SEC: Celebrity ICO Endorsements Could Be Illegal

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a warning to investors about celebrity-endorsed initial coin offerings (ICOs). The SEC – which released a wide-ranging statement on the blockchain...
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New Zealand Regulator: Cryptocurrencies Are Securities

New Zealand's finance regulator has released new guidance on initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrencies. In a statement published last week, the New Zealand Financial Markets Authority (FMA) outlined the...
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Bitcoin's Price Climbs Above $6,600 to Reach New Market High

The price of bitcoin has reached yet another all-time high this week, rising past $6,600 for the first time. Markets hit an average high of $6,629.00 around 16:34 UTC, data from...
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Split or No Split? Bitcoin Miners See No Certainty in Segwit2x Fork

It's hard to find a franker bunch in the world of blockchain. While the attitudes of more corporate miners may have created the impression the sector itself is shrouded in...
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Amazon Subsidiary Registers Cryptocurrency and Ethereum Domains

E-commerce giant Amazon has registered three cryptocurrency-related web domains, online records show. According to information from Whois Lookup, three domains – " amazonethereum.com ," " amazoncryptocurrency.com " and " amazoncryptocurrencies.com...
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Bitcoin Gold Team Touts Safety Update Ahead of Coin Release

The bitcoin gold development team has announced that it is adding support for two-way replay protection ahead of the network's expected launch. Bitcoin gold  is a fork of the bitcoin...
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Bright Futures: Bitcoin Climbs on CME News, But Is $7,000 in Sight?


Bitcoin has once again smashed expectations. The largest cryptocurrency by total value hit  record highs on CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index ( BPI ) this morning, with prices reaching $6,600 at...
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A More User-Friendly Bitcoin Market? OpenBazaar Version 2.0 Is Here


The startup behind OpenBazaar has released version 2.0 of its popular bitcoin-powered marketplace. First launched in 2014 , the software update marks a milestone for startup OB1, which bills its product...
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Bitcoin Cash Outlook Improves as Traders Greet New Code Release


The bitcoin cash rally is back on. At press time, the bitcoin cash-U.S. dollar (BCH/USD) exchange rate hit a four-day high of $505.90 on the day's trading, before dipping lower...
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ZoKrates Seeks to Bring Best of Zcash to Ethereum with Devcon Debut

It's perhaps no surprise Jacob Eberhardt is being given the stage at ethereum's annual developer conference. With scalability and privacy top of mind for the blockchain network, now valued in the...
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Bitcoin 'Battle'? Core Developers Apathetic as Segwit2x Fork Approaches

"The chain will fork, life will go on." Pseudonymous Bitcoin Core contributor BTCDrak views bitcoin's upcoming Segwit2x hard fork – which has a chance of splitting bitcoin into two competing...
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